Justice Organization Sharing Hope and United for Action (JOSHUA) is a Gamaliel Foundation-affiliated left-of-center community organizing group based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Justice Organization Sharing Hope and United for Action (JOSHUA) is a left-wing community organizing group founded by 17 faith communities and 350 other individuals during a covenanting ceremony in 2004. After the ceremony, Barbara Shiffer and Sr. Maria Drzwiecki were elected to become the group’s first co-presidents. 
JOSHUA receives funding from multiple organizations, such as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development which gave $28,000 to the group in 2010 for “Community Development HEALTHCARE”; the RESIST foundation which provided a grant to JOSHUA in 2017 for “Economic Justice”; and the Democratic Party, which JOSHUA lists on its sponsor page. 
David Ricken, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Green Bay, wrote a letter to JOSHUA in February 2010 after the group supported Health Care for America Now, a coalition that supported abortion rights in a health care bill before Congress. 
In the letter, Ricken invited the group to a meeting to discuss the “connection between congregation-based community organizing and our Catholic social tradition,” due to the “issues that arose in 2009 between some Catholics and Gamaliel, WISDOM, JOSHUA, and ESTHER.” 
Ricken noted that “principles of the Gamaliel Foundation are inconsistent with the tenets of our Catholic Social Teaching,” and proposed that JOSHUA sever ties with WISDOM, and in turn, the Gamaliel Foundation.